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Trucking Accidents

When a trucking accident occurs, the job of the trucking company and its insurance company is to limit their liability.  They are not concerned with providing fair compensation for your injuries or your family member’s death.  The experienced lawyers at Young & Newsom, PC will protect your right to a fair settlement or trial verdict for your injuries and related damages.

For a free consultation on a trucking accident, call us directly at (877) 895-2937.

Causes of Trucking Collisions

There are a number of issues that can lead to a catastrophic truck collision:

  • Truck driver negligence.  This includes fatigue, drug or alcohol abuse, speeding, reckless driving and other careless behavior.
  • Inadequate hiring practices.  To make sure that it is hiring reliable and safe drivers, a company is responsible for conducting adequate background checks and installing hiring practices that identify potential problems with employers.
  • Failure to properly train drivers.  A trucking company must also provide appropriate training to its drivers to make sure they have the necessary skills to handle all aspects of their job.  This includes training for driving in all weather conditions and capably handling unpredictable situations such as road hazards and other emergency situations.
  • Unbalanced/overloaded cargo.  Properly loading a truck’s haul is an extremely important aspect of ensuring safety.  Cargo that is loaded improperly may spill over onto the road or cause the truck to jack-knife.
  • Improper or inadequate truck and trailer maintenance.  Comprehensive and timely maintenance is critical to ensuring safe operation of a truck. An engine malfunction at high speeds can quickly lead to catastrophe.
  • Defective truck equipment and tires.  The manufacturers of truck tires and equipment are responsible for providing safe products that perform as expected.  If they have not done so, they are at least partially responsible for what occurs as a result.


The following is a list of results from truck accident cases handled by lawyers in our firm:

  • Confidential: A multi-truck collision occurred after one truck pulled onto the highway at a slow rate of speed in the fog while a second driver talked on his cell phone. A catastrophic collision occurred resulting in one death and permanent debilitating injuries to the passenger car driver.
  • Confidential:  This truck collision occurred on Thanksgiving Day morning and took the life of a husband and wife who were the parents of two fine young men.  The trucker was driving too fast for the conditions, lost control, and veered into our clients' lane.  A catastrophic collision occurred.
  • $1,700,000.00: A drunk driver killed a husband and a father of three minor children. A lawyer with Young & Newsom, PC helped secure the family's financial future. The district attorney prosecuted the driver who pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide and was sentenced to prison. $566,817 in fees and expenses; $1.15 million to clients.
  • $1,800,000.00: A truck driver changed lanes into our client and ran her into the opposite lane of traffic resulting in a head-on collision. The client died leaving a husband and three minor children. $420,983 in fees and expenses; $1.399 million to clients.
  • Confidential: A trainee driver with his supervisor asleep in the sleeper ran into the back of a grain truck killing a husband and a father of two children.
  • $1,000,000.00: This was a rear-end truck collision that caused the death of a retired cattleman leaving a widow and no children. $399,516 in attorney's fees and expenses; $608,000 to the client.
  • $1,100,000.00: This was an intersectional collision on difficult liability facts. The client sustained a traumatic brain injury. The case settled during the second day of trial. $384,350 in fees and expenses; $715,650 to client.

Top 10 Things To Do After A Wreck

  1. STOP. Stop and turn on your flashers. Do not leave the scene until it is appropriate to do so. In some instances, you can face serious penalties for leaving the scene of a collision.
  2. ASSESS INJURIES. Figure out whether anyone is injured. If people have been injured, they need immediate medical attention, so you should dial 911 as soon as possible. You should not move them unless you are a trained first responder or you feel the person is in imminent danger if you do not move them.
  3. MOVE TO SAFETY. It is important that everyone move to safety. Again, do not move anyone who is injured unless trained to do so.
  4. CONTACT AUTHORITIES. Once people have been moved to safety, you should contact authorities. When they arrive, you should give them a complete, factual statement of the collision.
  5. EXCHANGE INFORMATION. Get the contact information from every driver involved in the collision. Get insurance information and driver’s license information as well. If there are any witnesses, get their contact information too.
  6. PROTECT AND DOCUMENT THE SCENE. Take pictures of all cars and trucks involved in the collision, and the scene itself. Take pictures of the damage to all vehicles, guardrails, embankments, and other fixed objects that may have been hit. Also, take pictures of any skid marks.
  7. REPORT THE COLLISION BUT DON’T TALK TO THE OTHER DRIVER’S REPRESENTATIVES OR INSURANCE COMPANY. Notify your insurance company as soon as possible. After you have given an official statement, you do not have to continue sharing information with others including the other driver, his/her representatives, or his/her insurance company.
  8. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION. Even if you think you are not injured, you should make an appointment anyway. A wreck can subject your body to tremendous forces that can cause many types of injuries some of which are obvious while others may take time to make their presence known.
  9. GET A PROPERTY DAMAGE VALUATION. Obtain your insurance company’s damage valuation. If you are not satisfied with how your insurance company has valued your vehicle, do not give up. Get two additional independent repair estimates or replacement quotes. Then, inform the adjuster of your concern. If you cannot agree on the car’s value or repair costs, consider hiring an attorney.
  10. PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You should consult an attorney who can protect your rights and evaluate your legal claims and defenses. If you have questions about your rights, you are welcome to contact us for a free consultation at (877) 895-2937 or visit our website at

Call for a Free Consultation

Our firm’s lawyers have more than 40 years combined years of experience and the necessary legal and financial resources to maximize a financial settlement to recover your damages when you have been injured in a collision caused by the kind of careless behavior.

You don’t pay unless we win.  We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you won’t pay any out-of-pocket fees when you hire us.

Call our truck accident lawyers today at (877) 895-2937.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

The lawyers at Young & Newsom, PC have represented individuals and families who have suffered the life-changing events of suffering a catastrophic injury or losing a loved one because of negligence by another person or a company.  We are compassionate, responsive, and innovative in seeking appropriate results for your injuries.  Tim Newsom became Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1997, his first year of eligibility.

Our firm handles claims for a variety of situations involving personal injury.  The types of claims and cases our firm handles include:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Industrial Injuries
  • Insurance Claims
  • Drug & Medical Device Injuries
  • Medical Negligence
  • Construction Accidents
  • Oilfield Injuries
  • Products Liability
  • Workplace Accidents     

Personal injury claims require an in-depth understanding of the legal issues, medical damages, and life care needs to fully evaluate the extent of financial damages.

Our firm’s lawyers have more than 40 years combined years of experience and the necessary legal and financial resources to maximize a financial settlement to recover your damages when you have been injured in a collision caused by the kind of careless behavior.

Call for a Free Consultation

You don’t pay unless we win.  We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you won’t pay any out-of-pocket fees when you hire us.

Call our personal injury lawyers today at (877) 895-2937.

Employment Issues

We have extensive experience handling employment law matters for employers who are accused of unfair wage and hour compensation, discrimination, harassment, and other employment violations. We routinely counsel our clients on proactive measures to avoid potential litigation, including establishing company policies, and educating clients on the applicable employment laws. Employers should visit our employment issues page to learn how to avoid common mistakes. If you are an employee seeking legal action against your employer, visit our wage & hour claims website to learn more about your potential cause of action.

Business Litigation

At Young & Newsom, PC, we provide comprehensive representation for business clients involved in litigation.  Mr. Young began his career in Dallas, Texas litigating claims against large adversaries, including Fortune 500 companies.  The lawyers at Young & Newsom, PC have particular expertise in contract dispute and business litigation.  With over 40 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Young & Newsom, PC have the requisite knowledge and advocacy skills to successfully represent your interests in any business litigation matter.

Contracts are an essential component to operating nearly any business.  When a dispute arises over terms, validity, enforceability, or payment obligations, a contract that was executed to earn profit for a business can have the opposite effect.  Litigation can be a costly consequence for a business and its shareholders, requiring an experienced attorney to achieve favorable results.  With over 40 years of trial experience, Young & Newsom, PC regularly helps business clients litigate their contract disputes.

We represent plaintiffs and defendants across a spectrum of business litigation disputes including:

  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction Disputes
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Easement Disputes
  • Shareholder and Business Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Collection Matters

Call our business litigation lawyers today at (877) 895-2937.

Construction Disputes

Litigation over a construction project involves complex issues that turn on a number of factors.  The parties to the dispute are often heavily invested in the construction project relying on swift resolution to ensure their business objective is preserved and maintained.  We give clients much-needed reassurance that their case is in good hands, approaching each matter with a level of construction expertise vital to litigation these complex disputes.

The lawyers are Young & Newsom, PC are adept at analyzing claims and working with industry experts to craft innovative yet practical solutions.  We have represented clients in a variety of construction disputes including bidding disputes, defective construction, defective building products, scope and specification disputes, warranty claims, delay damages, mechanic’s liens, and insurance issues.

Real Estate Litigation

Along with our business litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, and employment law services, The Young Law Firm, PC, also provides legal services involving construction and real estate disputes. Construction law issues range from complex contractual disagreements to post-development disputes. Our real estate litigation practice handles a variety of matters, including breach of contract, misrepresentation, and commercial collection matters. More details concerning this practice area can be found on our construction law & real estate page.

Probate & Trust Litigation

Probate and trust litigation matters often pit one family member against another, and are some of the most contentious and emotional disputes we encounter. Disputes may arise for a number of reasons, including perceived inequities over the division of an estate, challenges to the construction or validity of an estate planning document, or allegations of fraud, coercion, undue influence or elder abuse.  Disagreements also commonly arise between beneficiaries of a trust or estate and a fiduciary. Family members may disagree over who should act as the fiduciary, or the beneficiaries may be concerned about financial decisions or investments made by the fiduciary, or other property management issues. We have significant experience in prosecuting and defending probate and trust litigation matters and represent heirs, beneficiaries, trustees, executors and administrators in all manner of probate and trust disputes.

Young & Newsom, P.C. will help protect your rights as beneficiary of a Trust or an Estate.
There are a number of circumstances where your rights as a beneficiary of a Trust or an Estate may be in jeopardy:

  • Trustee Conflicts. You are a beneficiary of a Trust and:
    • the Trustee will not provide information regarding the assets, liabilities, and distributions of the Trust;
    • the Trustee has stopped or refused to make distributions to the Trust’s beneficiaries;
    • the Trustee is violating the rules of the Trust;
    • the Trustee is embezzling or using Trust property for the Trustee’s own benefit or in a way that’s harmful or not fair to beneficiaries.
  • Trust Problems. The language in the Trust no longer matches what the Settlor (creator of Trust) intended
  • Missing Will. A parent has died and another family member refuses to provide your parent’s Will.
  • Intestacy. A parent or spouse has died without a Will.
  • Executor Malfeasance. You are a beneficiary under a Will or the laws
    • of intestacy (when someone dies without a will) and:
    • the Executor or Administrator of the Estate will not provide information as to Estate assets, liabilities, and distributions, or
    • you suspect the Executor or Administrator is misusing or embezzling Estate property.
  • Unnatural Distribution under Will. A parent’s Will leaves a greater share to one of Decedent’s children that is:
    • inconsistent with previous Wills or the Decedent’s overall estate plan;
    • was signed after the Decedent was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or some other illness affecting Decedent’s mental faculties; or
    • was signed at the direction or influence of the person(s) benefitting under the new Will, such as a new spouse or a caregiver.
  • Contrary to Decedent’s Wishes. A parent or spouse’s Will leaves property to other beneficiaries inconsistent with discussions with the Decedent as to how the Decedent wanted his or her property distributed upon death.
  • Beneficiary Designations. A Decedent’s beneficiary designation on a bank account, life insurance policy, retirement account, or brokerage account is inconsistent with the Decedent’s Will or the Decedent’s overall Estate plan.

Call for a Free Consultation

The experienced lawyers at Young & Newsom, P.C. are ready to help youprotect your rights as a beneficiary of a Trust or an Estate, and honor the wishes of the decedent.